This weekend, the TTAG team will be winging our way to Las Vegas to cover the 2017 SHOT Show. Since we first attended seven years ago, the atmosphere at SHOT has changed. Just four years ago the entire show came to a standstill to watch President Obama announce his post Sandy Hook executive orders (photo above).
This year, President-Elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated on the show’s final day. Despite the electoral triumph of the NRA-backed real estate developer and reality TV star, the show’s climate will be mixed. Exhibitors will be relieved that their industry is no longer under Presidential assault, but worried about sales in the resulting calm.
As you’d expect from the world’s most popular firearms blog, no less than seven TTAG writers will be walking the floor at the Venetian this year, visiting with 65k of our industry colleagues. We will continue our tradition of “carpet bombing” the site with gun news, holding nothing back for readers who want their gun info fresh and funky. Look for dozens of posts each day.
For exhibiting companies, the “fun” at the Sands Expo and Convention Center is already well under way. Nearly a full week before the opening of the show the big names are already loading in their booths and getting things ready according to the SHOT Show Facebook page.
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